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NBA FINALS HISTORY

NBA POST-SEASON AWARDS

 

Finals Champions and MVPs

 

Year Western champion Coach Result Eastern champion Coach
1947 Chicago Stags (1) (1, 0 - 1) Harold Olsen 1 4 Philadelphia Warriors (2) (1, 1 - 0) Eddie Gottlieb
1948 Baltimore Bullets (2) (1, 1 - 0) Buddy Jeannette 4 - 2 Philadelphia Warriors (1) (2, 1 - 1) Eddie Gottlieb
1949 Minneapolis Lakers (2) (1, 1 - 0) John Kundla 4 - 2 Washington Capitols (1) (1, 0 - 1) Red Auerbach
1950 Minneapolis Lakers (1) [a] (2, 2 - 0) John Kundla 4 - 2 Syracuse Nationals (1) (1, 0 - 1) Al Cervi
1951 Rochester Royals (2) (1, 1 - 0) Les Harrison 4 - 3 New York Knicks (3) (1, 0 - 1) Joe Lapchick
1952 Minneapolis Lakers (2) (3, 3 - 0) John Kundla 4 - 3 New York Knicks (3) (2, 0 - 2) Joe Lapchick
1953 Minneapolis Lakers (1) (4, 4 - 0) John Kundla 4 - 1 New York Knicks (1) (3, 0 - 3) Joe Lapchick
1954 Minneapolis Lakers (1) (5, 5 - 0) John Kundla 4 - 3 Syracuse Nationals (1) (2, 0 - 2) Al Cervi
1955 Fort Wayne Pistons (1) (1, 0 - 1) Charles Eckman 3 - 4 Syracuse Nationals (1) (3, 1 - 2) Al Cervi
1956 Fort Wayne Pistons (1) (2, 0 - 2) Charles Eckman 1 - 4 Philadelphia Warriors (1) (3, 2 - 1) George Senesky
1957 St. Louis Hawks (1) (1, 0 - 1) Alex Hannum 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (1, 1 - 0) Red Auerbach
1958 St. Louis Hawks (1) (2, 1 - 1) Alex Hannum 4 - 2 Boston Celtics (1) (2, 1 - 1) Red Auerbach
1959 Minneapolis Lakers (2) (6, 5 - 1) John Kundla 0 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (3, 2 - 1) Red Auerbach
1960 St. Louis Hawks (1) (3, 1 - 2) Ed Macauley 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (4, 3 - 1) Red Auerbach
1961 St. Louis Hawks (1) (4, 1 - 3) Paul Seymour 1 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (5, 4 - 1) Red Auerbach
1962 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (7, 5 - 2) Fred Schaus 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (6, 5 - 1) Red Auerbach
1963 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (8, 5 - 3) Fred Schaus 2 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (7, 6 - 1) Red Auerbach
1964 San Francisco Warriors (1) (4, 2 - 2) Alex Hannum 1 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (8, 7 - 1) Red Auerbach
1965 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (9, 5 - 4) Fred Schaus 1 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (9, 8 - 1) Red Auerbach
1966 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (10, 5 - 5) Fred Schaus 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (2) (10, 9 - 1) Red Auerbach
1967 San Francisco Warriors (1) (5, 2 - 3) Bill Sharman 2 - 4 Philadelphia 76ers (1) (4, 2 - 2) Alex Hannum
1968 Los Angeles Lakers (2) (11, 5 - 6) Butch van Breda Kolff 2 - 4 Boston Celtics (2) (11, 10 - 1) Bill Russell
1969 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (12, 5 - 7) Butch van Breda Kolff 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (4) (12, 11 - 1) Bill Russell
1970 Los Angeles Lakers (2) (13, 5 - 8) Joe Mullaney 3 - 4 New York Knicks (1) (4, 1 - 3) Red Holzman
1971 Milwaukee Bucks (1) (1, 1 - 0) Larry Costello 4 - 0 Baltimore Bullets (1) (1, 0 - 1) Gene Shue
1972 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (14, 6 - 8) Bill Sharman 4 - 1 New York Knicks (2) (5, 1 - 4) Red Holzman
1973 Los Angeles Lakers (2) (15, 6 - 9) Bill Sharman 1 - 4 New York Knicks (2) (6, 2 - 4) Red Holzman
1974 Milwaukee Bucks (1) (2, 1 - 1) Larry Costello 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (13, 12 - 1) Tom Heinsohn
1975 Golden State Warriors (1) (6, 3 - 3) Al Attles 4 - 0 Washington Bullets (2) (2, 0 - 2) K. C. Jones
1976 Phoenix Suns (3) (1, 0 - 1) John MacLeod 2 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (14, 13 - 1) Tom Heinsohn
1977 Portland Trail Blazers (3) (1, 1 - 0) Jack Ramsey 4 - 2 Philadelphia 76ers (1) (5, 2 - 3) Gene Shue
1978 Seattle SuperSonics (4) (1, 0 - 1) Lenny Wilkens 3 - 4 Washington Bullets (3) (3, 1 - 2) Dick Motta
1979 Seattle SuperSonics (1) (2, 1 - 1) Lenny Wilkens 4 - 1 Washington Bullets (1) (4, 1 - 3) Dick Motta
1980 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (16, 7 - 9) Paul Westhead 4 - 2 Philadelphia 76ers (3) (6, 2 - 4) Billy Cunningham
1981 Houston Rockets (6) (1, 0 - 1) Del Harris 2 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (15, 14 - 1) Bill Fitch
1982 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (17, 8 - 9) Pat Riley 4 - 2 Philadelphia 76ers (3) (7, 2 - 5) Billy Cunningham
1983 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (18, 8 - 10) Pat Riley 0 - 4 Philadelphia 76ers (1) (8, 3 - 5) Billy Cunningham
1984 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (19, 8 - 11) Pat Riley 3 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (16, 15 - 1) K. C. Jones
1985 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (20, 9 - 11) Pat Riley 4 - 2 Boston Celtics (1) (17, 15 - 2) K. C. Jones
1986 Houston Rockets (2) (2, 0 - 2) Bill Fitch 2 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (18, 16 - 2) K. C. Jones
1987 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (21, 10 - 11) Pat Riley 4 - 2 Boston Celtics (1) (19, 16 - 3) K. C. Jones
1988 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (22, 11 - 11) Pat Riley 4 - 3 Detroit Pistons (2) (3, 0 - 3) Chuck Daly
1989 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (23, 11 - 12) Pat Riley 0 - 4 Detroit Pistons (1) (4, 1 - 3) Chuck Daly
1990 Portland Trail Blazers (3) (2, 1 - 1) Rick Adelman 1 - 4 Detroit Pistons (1) (5, 2 - 3) Chuck Daly
1991 Los Angeles Lakers (3) (24, 11 - 13) Mike Dunleavy 1 - 4 Chicago Bulls (1) (1, 1 - 0) Phil Jackson
1992 Portland Trail Blazers (1) (3, 1 - 2) Rick Adelman 2 - 4 Chicago Bulls (1) (2, 2 - 0) Phil Jackson
1993 Phoenix Suns (1) (2, 0 - 2) Paul Westphal 2 - 4 Chicago Bulls (2) (3, 3 - 0) Phil Jackson
1994 Houston Rockets (2) (3, 1 - 2) Rudy Tomjanovich 4 - 3 New York Knicks (2) (7, 2 - 5) Pat Riley
1995 Houston Rockets (6) (4, 2 - 2) Rudy Tomjanovich 4 - 0 Orlando Magic (1) (1, 0 - 1) Brian Hill
1996 Seattle SuperSonics (1) (3, 1 - 2) George Karl 2 - 4 Chicago Bulls (1) (4, 4 - 0) Phil Jackson
1997 Utah Jazz (1) (1, 0 - 1) Jerry Sloan 2 - 4 Chicago Bulls (1) (5, 5 - 0) Phil Jackson
1998 Utah Jazz (1) (2, 0 - 2) Jerry Sloan 2 - 4 Chicago Bulls (1) (6, 6 - 0) Phil Jackson
1999 San Antonio Spurs (1) (1, 1 - 0) Gregg Popovich 4 - 1 New York Knicks (8) (8, 2 - 6) Jeff Van Gundy
2000 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (25, 12 - 13) Phil Jackson 4 - 2 Indiana Pacers (1) (1, 0 - 1) Larry Bird
2001 Los Angeles Lakers (2) (26, 13 - 13) Phil Jackson 4 - 1 Philadelphia 76ers (1) (9, 3 - 6) Larry Brown
2002 Los Angeles Lakers (3) (27, 14 - 13) Phil Jackson 4 - 0 New Jersey Nets (1) (1, 0 - 1) Byron Scott
2003 San Antonio Spurs (1) (2, 2 - 0) Gregg Popovich 4 - 2 New Jersey Nets (2) (2, 0 - 2) Byron Scott
2004 Los Angeles Lakers (2) (28, 14 - 14) Phil Jackson 1 - 4 Detroit Pistons (3) (6, 3 - 3) Larry Brown
2005 San Antonio Spurs (2) (3, 3 - 0) Gregg Popovich 4 - 3 Detroit Pistons (2) (7, 3 - 4) Larry Brown
2006 Dallas Mavericks (4) (1, 0 - 1) Avery Johnson 2 - 4 Miami Heat (2) (1, 1 - 0) Pat Riley
2007 San Antonio Spurs (3) (4, 4 - 0) Gregg Popovich 4 - 0 Cleveland Cavaliers (2) (1, 0 - 1) Mike Brown
2008 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (29, 14 - 15) Phil Jackson 2 - 4 Boston Celtics (1) (20, 17 - 3) Doc Rivers
2009 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (30, 15 - 15) Phil Jackson 4 - 1 Orlando Magic (3) (2, 0 - 2) Stan Van Gundy
2010 Los Angeles Lakers (1) (31, 16 - 15) Phil Jackson 4 - 3 Boston Celtics (4) (21, 17 - 4) Doc Rivers
2011 Dallas Mavericks (3) (2, 1 - 1) Rick Carlisle 4 - 2 Miami Heat (2) (2, 1 - 1) Erik Spoelstra
2012 Oklahoma City Thunder (2) (4, 1 - 3) Scott Brooks 1 - 4 Miami Heat (2) (3, 2 - 1) Erik Spoelstra
2013 San Antonio Spurs (2) (5, 4 - 1) Gregg Popovich 3 - 4 Miami Heat (1) (4, 3 - 1) Erik Spoelstra
2014 San Antonio Spurs/em> (1) (6, 5 - 1) Gregg Popovich 4 - 1 Miami Heat (2) (5, 3 - 2) Erik Spoelstra
2015 Golden State Warriors (1) (7, 4 - 3) Steve Kerr 4 - 2 Cleveland Cavaliers (2) (2, 0 - 2) David Blatt
2016 Golden State Warriors (1) (8, 4 - 4) Steve Kerr 3 - 4 Cleveland Cavaliers (1) (3, 1 - 2) Tyronn Lue
2017 Golden State Warriors (1) (9, 5 - 4) Steve Kerr 4 - 1 Cleveland Cavaliers (2) (4, 1 - 3) Tyronn Lue
2018 Golden State Warriors (2) (10, 6 - 4) Steve Kerr 4 - 0 Cleveland Cavaliers (4) (5, 1 - 4) Tyronn Lue
2019 Golden State Warriors (1) (11, 6 - 5) Steve Kerr 2 - 4 Toronto Raptors (2) (1, 1 - 0) Nick Nurse